New Delhi/Jammu/Kupwara, Feb 5: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya laid the foundation stone of the new Nursing College and Nursing Hostel at Handwara, Kupwara, through video conferencing on Monday.
On the occasion, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Health Ministry for the unprecedented expansion of health facilities and medical education infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the new nursing college would go a long way in augmenting the medical education infrastructure and overall healthcare in the border district of Kupwara.
The LG shared the rapid advances made in increasing access to healthcare in J&K.
“About 4500 seats have been added in MBBS, PG, and nursing education within the past 4 years,” he said.
LG Sinha reiterated the commitment of the administration to provide quality health services to the people and to give a major push to develop and deploy modern health technologies for future care.
The Handwara Nursing College project is targeted to be completed within 4 working seasons.
Union Health Minister also inaugurated the new building of the National Dental Commission, laid the foundation stone of three nursing colleges in Andhra Pradesh and launched the National Dental Register.
Chief Minister Tripura Manik Saha; President of the Dental Council of India Dibyendu Mazumdar, and Union Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Apurva Chandra attended the event.
District Development Council Kupwara Chairman Irfan Sultan Panditpori, principal, doctors, and medical staff of the GMC Handwara also joined through virtual mode.